INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Music
“Nothing Else Matters”
by Metallica.
Opening Prayer Fr. Brian Moloney
First Reading Isaiah 25: 6-9
On this mountain, the lord of hosts will prepare for all
peoples a banquet of rich food. On this mountain he will
remove the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the
shroud enwrapping all nations; he will destroy death for
ever. The lord god will wipe away the tears from every
cheek; (he will take away his people’s shame everywhere
on earth, for the Lord has said so. That day, it will be said:
See, this is our God in whom we hoped for salvation; the
Lord is the one in whom we hoped. We exult and we rejoice
that he has saved us.)
The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

Hymn “On Eagles Wings”
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in his shadow for life,
say to the Lord “My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”
Refrain: And he will raise you up on eagles wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of his hand.
The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear:
Under his wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.
Refrain:
You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day;
Though thousands fall about you,
Near you it shall not come.
Refrain:
For to his angels he’s given a command
To guard you in all of your ways;
Upon their hands they will bear you up
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Refrain:
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 4:14 - 5:1
We know that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us
with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us.
You see, all this is for your benefit, so that the more grace is
multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be,
to the glory of God. That is why there is no weakening on
our part, and instead, though this outer man of ours may be
falling into decay, the inner man is renewed day by day. Yes,
the troubles which are soon over, though they weigh little,
train us for the carrying of a weight of eternal glory which is
out of all proportion to them. And so we have no eyes for
things that are visible, but only for things that are invisible;
for visible things last only for a time, and the invisible things
are eternal. For we know that when the tent that we live in on
earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting
home not made by human hands, in the heavens.
The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Thanksgiving Service celebrating the life of
Simon Peter James Helm
Homily (Please sit)

Prayers of the Faithful
For Simon a child of God and heir to the kingdom, that he may be
held securely in God’s loving embrace now and for all eternity.
We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.
That all of us, Simon’s family and friends, may be comforted in our
grief. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.
For us the Church, that we may prepare worthily for the hour of our
death, when God will call us by name to pass from this world to the
next. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.
Many friends and members of our families have gone before us and
await the kingdom. May God grant them an everlasting home with
Christ. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.
For those who cannot find hope and who live in the darkness of
despair. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.
That God will receive our praise and thanksgiving for the life of
Simon. We pray to the Lord.
All: Lord hear our prayer.
Gospel Matthew 5: 1-12
Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was
joined by his disciples. Then he began to speak. This is what he
taught them:
‘How happy are the poor in spirit;
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy the gentle;
they shall have the earth for heir heritage.
Happy those who mourn;
they shall be comforted.
Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right;
they shall be satisfied.
Happy the merciful;
they shall have mercy shown them.
Happy the pure in heart;
they shall see God.
Happy the peacemakers;
they shall be called sons of God.
Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of
right; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy are you when people abuse you and
persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny
against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for
your reward will be great in heaven.’
“The Gospel of the Lord”
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Born 15th June, 1982
Died 15th March, 2012
St. Agatha’s Catholic Church, Pennant Hills
Thursday 22nd March, 2012
Officiating: Fr Brian Moloney
The Family would like to sincerely thank you
for all the love, care and support
shown by your kind gestures of sympathy
and by your attendance here today.
Please join the family for refreshments at
Hornsby RSL Sports Bar from 12 noon.
Eulogy Simons’ friends
Reflection Music “Gone Away”
by The Offspring
Final Prayers Fr. Brian Moloney
Recessional Music “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
Link to Simons Eulogy
Link to Simons Page
Tributes

Sydney Morning Herald obituaries

Simon Helm obituary Guest Book
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